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The University of Texas at Arlington

University Profile
   The University of Texas at Arlington is located on a modern, 392-acre campus in the center of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The 18-acre UTA/Fort Worth Riverbend Campus, Fort Worth's first state-supported university campus, offers high-demand graduate level courses in several disciplines. The Riverbend Campus also houses the Automation & Robotics Research Institute. A rapidly growing library, well-equipped engineering and science laboratories, several specialized research centers and joint programs with other institutions of The University of Texas System as well as with other regional and national academic and research institutions provide graduate students at U.T. Arlington with excellent opportunities for advanced study and research. The campus and Metroplex area offer a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities, including museums, concerts, ballet, theater, family recreation, professional sports and other interests.
   Founded in 1895 as Arlington College, a private liberal arts institution, U.T. Arlington has changed with the times and its surroundings, undergoing a maturing process and a succession of names, ownerships and missions. In 1959, it was elevated to senior college status and, in 1965, was transferred from the Texas A&M System to The University of Texas System. Its final name change came in 1967, when it became The University of Texas at Arlington.
   With an enrollment of more than 19,000 students, U.T. Arlington is the second largest of the 15 institutions in The University of Texas System. The student body has become increasingly diversified with students now representing 46 U.S. states and territories and more than 100 countries. Of the total enrollment, approximately 20 percent are graduate students. The University's academic units include the College of Business Administration, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and College of Science as well as the School of Architecture, College of Education, School of Nursing, School of Social Work, School of Urban and Public Affairs and the Graduate School.
   U.T. Arlington has emerged as a comprehensive teaching, research and public service university offering an array of bachelor's, master's, doctoral and special professional degrees. Its history of achievement can be attributed to an accomplished faculty, a dedicated student body, an increasing number of successful alumni and the maturation of the Dallas/Fort Worth area as a nationally and internationally significant metropolis.

Mission Statement
   The mission of The University of Texas at Arlington is to pursue knowledge, truth and excellence in a student-centered academic community characterized by shared values, unity of purpose, diversity of opinion, mutual respect and social responsibility. The University is committed to lifelong learning through its academic and continuing education programs, to discovering new knowledge through research and to enhancing its position as a comprehensive educational institution with bachelor's, master's, doctoral and non-degree continuing education programs.

Accreditation
   The University of Texas at Arlington is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097; telephone 404-679-4501) to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.
   In addition, many of U.T. Arlington's academic departments and schools have received national accreditation from specific agencies. These accreditations are detailed under the individual listings for departments and schools in this catalog.

Government
   The government of U.T. Arlington is vested in a nine-member Board of Regents of The University of Texas System, nominated by the governor and approved by the Senate. The Office of the Chancellor is the chief administrative office of The University of Texas System and is located in Austin. The chief administrative officer of U.T. Arlington is the president, under authority of the Office of the Chancellor of the U.T. System and the Board of Regents. A complete statement of the authority and duties of the Regents and of the several officers, together with an account of the organization of the system, is published in the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System.

 
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